Thousands expected at DA jobs march

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Supporters cheer as they wait for opposition Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille to address her party's final election rally in Johannesburg on 3 May 2014.

JOHANNESBURG - Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane will on Wednesday lead a jobs march through the Johannesburg CBD, his party said in a statement.

Thousands of South Africans are expected to join the march which will start at 10am at Westgate Station on the corner of Pat Mbatha Bus Way and Anderson Street.

The DA say they are marching for change and the creation of real jobs.

The opposition party has carried out previous jobs marches.

They say unemployment robs the country of a future and that people need to be liberated from poverty.

The DA said: “South Africans are bearing the brunt of a leaderless economy, in which unemployment is growing day by day”.

According to the party, since 2009 close to two million South Africans have joined the ranks of the jobless.

- Additional reporting ANA